Lighthouse Guild And Bionic Sight Form Partnership
January 3, 2023
Posted by New York Able News by Jeremy Morak, Lighthouse Guild
Lighthouse Guild, the leading not-for-profit vision and healthcare organization, and Bionic Sight, the developer of treatments and technologies for advanced-stage blindness, have entered into a partnership that will change the landscape of treatment for people who are blind.
Bionic Sight’s technology focuses on restoring sight to patients with advanced-stage blindness due to retinal degenerative diseases, such as retinitis pigmentosa. The technology is based on discoveries by researcher and developer Sheila Nirenberg, a professor at Weill Medical College of Cornell University and the founder of Bionic Sight. She unraveled the code the retina uses to tell the brain what a person is seeing. Nirenberg has won numerous awards for her work, including a MacArthur Genius Award. She and Bionic Sight are using it to develop a new approach for treating blindness. “Lighthouse Guild’s mission includes both providing exceptional services today for people who are visually impaired and creating a future of unlimited potential for our clients and patients,” said Calvin Roberts, president and CEO of Lighthouse Guild. “By investing in breakthrough technologies and therapies, Lighthouse Guild can help impact the direction of medical innovation.” “Lighthouse Guild and Bionic Sight have a shared commitment to utilizing technology to transform the lives of people who are blind or visually impaired,” Nirenberg said. “Our goals are naturally aligned. Through this partnership, we will be able to continue exploring and implementing innovative approaches and treatments.”